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Long Hard Trail and One Thirsty Boot
Long Hard Trail and One Thirsty Boot

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Challenge: Desolation II (Advanced Editing IV)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Sony DSC-F828
Location: Cache County, Utah USA
Date: Jun 18, 2006
Aperture: f 8.0
ISO: 64
Shutter: 1/40
Galleries: Black and White, Rural
Date Uploaded: Jun 18, 2006

Oddly, this boot, and many others, have been stuck on posts on a nearby ranch.

PP: Used the channel mixer to desaturate, mostly green and red channels. I fiddled with levels a lot to get the right feel and did some burning on the lighter hills in the foreground--actually they're piles of gravel. The wife said I should add some yellow, so I did. I like it.

I anticipate comments about noise, but I like it there, so I left it in.

Place: 53 out of 197
Avg (all users): 6.0052
Avg (commenters): 7.6250
Avg (participants): 6.0118
Avg (non-participants): 6.0000
Views since voting: 886
Views during voting: 300
Votes: 192
Comments: 11
Favorites: 0

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06/26/2006 11:19:44 PM
Well done, we both like fences ;) Pics like theis have are the ones remembered.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/23/2006 04:56:48 PM
nice work! lighting and tones are just right for this topic and the boot adds interest in a desolate composition
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06/23/2006 06:45:43 AM
I really like this. The idea and the capture...awesome!
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06/23/2006 03:22:27 AM
this is cool....has a very nice sort of random abstractedness to it ;)
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06/22/2006 09:16:29 PM
Sanitized arty desolation. I say this after seeing a couple - and there are very, very few photos in this challenge which either depict or evoke sights or feelings of desolation. A chained dog in a bad way, a girl pining for a dead mother - these are real heart-rending images of desolation which evoke feeling. So you can understand why I say your image is sanitized. But it is still an excellent photo very pleasing to look at. 8.
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06/21/2006 09:17:43 AM
personally, i'd've done it without the boot.
but i really like it. nice work.
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06/20/2006 07:38:38 PM
Excellent composition
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06/19/2006 09:34:22 PM
I like this idea although Im not to sure about the B&W depending on the colors of the orignal i would of use it still works though 7
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06/19/2006 03:45:57 PM
This is a gorgeous shot. That barbed wire is a perfect frame for a desolate landscape. Can't imagine why the boot is there, other than to add some interest (and it does add interest :-) I really love the b&w conversion and treatment you've done.
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06/19/2006 01:07:24 PM
I dont know why, maby the great colors and clarity, but I like this picture...
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06/19/2006 01:16:15 AM
I usually hate long titles, but that cracks me up GREAT composition and off centering. This is wonderful. Thanks for the chuckle and visual eye candy, pardner.
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